Large cap stocks widened the performance spread with small cap stocks with the Russell 1000 (RUI) gaining and the Russell 2000 (RUT) dropping a bit last week. For the year, RUI is up 7.13% while RUT is up 2.94%.
VIX dropped last week, but the CBOE Russell 2000 Volatility Index (RVX) was higher. Admittedly, RVX was up only 0.02 but when combined with the VIX drop of 0.25 the result is a slight widening of the spread between RVX and VIX.
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